Transitional Kindergarten. Preparing Our Youngest Students to Succeed in Kindergarten. Welcome!. Introduce yourself to your table partners. At your table, how many years experience do you have combined as pre-k/kinder teachers?
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Preparing Our Youngest Students toSucceed in Kindergarten
Introduce yourself to your table partners.
What skills (social and academic) should a child have to demonstrate kindergarten readiness?
Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010
“Today’s kindergarten classroom is a much different place than most of us experienced.
We’re placing real academic demands on our kids, and the youngest are struggling to keep up.
The evidence shows that giving these younger kindergarteners an extra year can make a big difference in heir long-term success.”
- Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto)
A child shall be admitted to kindergarten if the child will have his/her fifth birthday on or before…
The TK children come from your K student population
Presented by Preschool California Page 6
Think about your past kindergarteners who struggled. If you had had more time to ensure their success in kindergarten, what might you have done differently?
Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Teacher sets up the environment to engage interests.
Teacher and students learn from each other.
Teacher provides opportunities to
facilitate conversations around interesting topics.
Social Emotional Development
Language and Literacy
English Language Development
“…this framework presents strategies and information to enrich learning and development opportunities for all of California’s preschool children.”
PLF describes the knowledge and skills that all young children typically exhibit when attending a high-quality program at or around 48 and 60 monthsof age.
Kindergarten standards address grade level expectations regardless of age.
Language and Literacy
Identify the differences between 48 months, 60 months, and K standards on your alignment doc.
After you have completed the handout, take a moment to read/skim through different features of the book to better understand what each component offers.
“During play, children maximize their attention span...
Play not only provides the context for
solving problems, and
increasing social skills,
it also helps children to integrate their emotional
experiences and internalize guidance from their
teachers.”Preschool Curriculum Framework, Overarching Priniciples
Raffle tickets will be awarded
for those who return on time.
Have a nice lunch.
*Benchmark goals for TK have not been established
must be signed by a parent for a child to be considered a TK student
Examples of what instruction looks like
Visit the LAUSD – Transitional Kindergarten website
Thank you for your participation and for the outstanding work you do for children and their families.